First day was incredible!! I stuck to "the Plan" perfectly. As a matter of fact, I was almost in the negative in net calories (calories consumed minus fitness calories expended). Today is going to be a fabulous day 'cause I'm gonna make it fabul... Read more
It's a new start for me. I can feel the drive and the determination taking over. I am ready to do it! For today, exercise for at least 2 hours and net 1500 calories. That's not too difficult. Have to remember that I have to take it one day at a... Read more
Overall, it's been a wonderful year. I went up another notch in my biking, having completed over 13,700 miles. My family relationships improved greatly and my outlook in life continued to be positive. Finally, I've had some really great SP buddi... Read more
With winds at 22 MPH and gusts in the 40's, it sure makes for challenging bike riding. However, we must finish the year strong and can't let wind conditions stop our riding. Have to hang tough and "ride" it out. HOOAAA!!... Read more
Freezing Cold Bike Ride
Temperature was 26 degrees. The organized bike ride was 62 miles and I was toasty warm, in my car. It hit me the second I left the car to go and registered. Have you ever tried to fill out a form when your whole body and rock and rolling? It has... Read more
November was a Disaster
Too much in, not enough out. That's a summary of my November. Now I have to make it up in December. A daunting task what with all the parties, cookies, egg nog, dirty martinis, etc. But if one is to lose it, one must be willing to sacrifice. And... Read more
Don't Forget the Top of the Car
Finished a challenging ride inside Randolph AFB. Put the bike up on the rack, on top of my Volvo SW. As I drive back home I think of at least 20 different things and as I remotely open the garage, I hear this horrible noise...............I forg... Read more
So here I am riding my bike at the Outlaw 100 bike ride, along with about 1,500 other riders. My goal, as always...to do better than I did last year over the 62-mile course. At about the 30- mile point I'm starting to wonder why I don't see any ... Read more
A Great Bike Ride
Yesterday I took part in the annual Hill Country Bicycle Classic. My wife son and I arrived on Friday and stayed at the park overnight, so as to be ready for the ride first thing on Saturday morning. It was the 4th time doing the ride and each p... Read more
Stop Messing Around
It's been 4 years since I accepted my doctor's advice to stop running and took up biking. For those 4 years I have biked in excess of 40,000 miles without real goals, but now I'm changing all of that. I'm going to concentrate on quality biking s... Read more
This past weekend was our son's 16th b'day. My Cuchi-Cuchi and I thought long and hard about a present and finally came up with something unique....pilot a plane. My son is nuts over anything that flies. He designs and builds model remote contro... Read more
Correct Me If I'm Wrong.
Many of you will not like this blog and that's OK, but I really wanted to throw this out for consideration.
Are we rewarding the right people? You tell me.
Example #1: John and Mary have been over-weight for most of their lives. In spite of... Read more
Hotter'N Hell 100
As I stood near the starting line, at the largest bike ride of its kind in the U.S., I couldn't help but marvel at 14,000+ cyclists within my view. What an incredible sight. My goals were to complete the 100 miles in less than 6 hours.
I've do... Read more
Did I Prepare Properly?
I love challenges that require preparation. It makes meeting the challenge that much more valuable. Each year I look forward to preparing for the Hotter'n Hell 100 bicycle ride. My goal each year is to improve on my prior year's time, in spite o... Read more
Two Glorious Weeks of Bonding
My 15-yr old son and I embarked on a 2-week ground trip 14 days ago that took us to several neat places. However, the trip's attraction was not so much the sites as it was getting to know my son a bit better. My wonderful son suffers from Attent... Read more
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